An archipelago of northern-central Russia in the Arctic Ocean north of the Taymyr Peninsula. Discovered in 1913, the group comprises three major islands and several smaller ones.
Group of Russian islands in N Asian Russia north of the Taimyr Peninsula, between the Kara & Laptev seas: 14,175 sq mi (36,713 sq km)
Origin of severnaya-zemlya
- From Russian Ð¡ÐµÐ²ÐµÑ€Ð½Ð°Ñ Ð—ÐµÐ¼Ð»Ñ (SÃ©vernaja ZemljÃ¡, “Northern Land") f.